Oftentimes racers get blocked in
by other stuck competitors and have
to find a way around them. This High
Lifter-sponsored Polaris RZR had to
wait behind #485 through this part of
the course called Chocolate Thunder.
Blake Van De Loo took home the win
at the 2016 King of the Hammers. He
battled with last year’s winner Mitch
Guthrie, passing each other multiple
times, but Van De Loo came out victorious.
There were a total of 60 UTVs entered
into the race this year, and close to half
of them finished the race. Depending
on what number you pulled is when you
Branden Sims started in 36th place
and managed to battle his way up to
an impressive second-place finish. It is
very easy to break parts out at King of
the Hammers; it isn’t how fast you can
drive that wins, it is how skilled you are
through the rocks that puts you on the
2016 KING OF THE HAMMERS
1st: Blake Van De Loo, #1919 Polaris
2nd: Branden Sims, #1913 Polaris
3rd: Chad Hughes, #1295 Polaris
4th: Dean Bulloch, #1909 Arctic Cat
5th: Mitch Guthrie, #1 Polaris
Mitch Guthrie won the 2015 King of the
Hammers and was set to win this one
by starting on the first row of machines.
He suffered a broken part, which settled
him into a fifth-place finish this year.